Dance Instructors

Talent and Passion

This incredible group are not only gifted dancers and instructors, but in a time of need, they are local fixtures in the York community. They have used their talents to support a high number of worthy community causes, dancing at events including Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars, Magna Hoedown, Victim Services of York Region Lip Sync Battle, Inn From The Cold, Aurora Food Pantry, Jitterbug Ball, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of York, and Hands Across The Nation.

Awards & Accolades

2018 – CanAm Dancesport Gala – Top Teacher Award – Patrick Derry

2018 – CanAm Dancesport Gala – Top Teacher Award – Anastasia Trutneva

2018 – CanAm Dancesport Gala – Professional Rising Star – Patrick & Anastasia  1st Place

2018 – Victim Services of York Region Lip Sync Battle – 1st Place

2018 – Canadian Closed Championships – Professional Smooth – Patrick & Anastasia 4th Place

2017 – Toronto Winter Ball – Top Studio Award

2017 – Toronto Winter Ball – Top Teacher Award – Patrick Derry

2017 – Toronto Winter Ball – Top Teacher Award – Anastasia Trutneva

2017 – Business Excellence Awards – Best New Business Venture

2017 – Snap’d Aurora  – Heroes Of The Month – Artistica

2017 – CanAm Dancesport Championship – Top Teacher Award – Patrick Derry

2017 – Professional Smooth Canadian Championships – 3rd Place  – Patrick & Anastasia

2017 – Tulip Classic – Top Teacher Award – Patrick & Anastasia

2016 – La Classique Du Quebec – 3rd Place Top Studio Award

2015 – Victim Services of York Region – Lip Sync Battle – 2nd Place – Patrick, Anastasia & Kelly

Aurora Food Bank
Anastasia Trutneva

Anastasia Trutneva

Owner / Operator / Instructor

Anastasia Trutneva

Anastasia started dancing at age 5. In high school she specialized in ballet and contemporary at Claude Watson School for the Arts while competing in international ballroom championships at the Junior and Youth levels.

As an adult she has competed globally representing Canada in 16 World Championships, 6 World Cups and 2 World Dancesport Olympic Games including:

2008 – Youth 10 Dance World Championship Bronze Medalist – Denmark
2011 – Adult 10 Dance World Cup Finalist – Hungary
2011 – Adult Latin World Cup Semifinalist – Vienna, Austria
2012 – Adult Latin World Cup Finalist – Riga, Latvia
2013 – World Open Finalist – Rimini, Italy
2013 – World Dancesport Olympic Games Representative – Colombia
2013 – Adult World Cup 10 Dance Finalist – Moscow, Russia

In 2010, 2012 & 2014 Anastasia performed in “Dance Temptation” a stage show at Fallsview Casino, and toured North America in “Dancing Pro’s Live” with Alec Mazo & Edyta Slivinska from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She won a Top Teacher Award at Tulip Classic 2017 & a Top Teacher award at Toronto Winter Ball 2017.

Anastasia is a certified ballroom instructor (Canadian Dance Sport Federation).

anastasia@artisticaballroomdance.com

Kelly Stacey

Kelly Stacey

Owner / Operator / Instructor

Kelly Stacey

Kelly started dancing at age 5 and grew up dancing tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and jazz. Teaching was a natural progression for Kelly, and by the time she was 18 she was teaching childrens’ classes at CANDANCE Academy. She went on to teach musical theatre, jazz and hip hop and choreographed competitive solos for her students.

In 2013 Kelly was chosen to perform in the opening dance routine for a Phoenix Suns basketball game working with noted choreographer Weezy from The Solar Squad in Arizona. Soon after, she turned her talents toward ballroom dancing and has never looked back. Kelly competed with her students in the Pro-Am Competitions in Montreal, La Classique Du Quebec 2015/2016, CanAm Dancesport Championship & Toronto Winter Ball 2017.

Kelly is a certified ballroom instructor (Canadian Dance Sport Federation).

kelly@artisticaballroomdance.com

Patrick Derry

Patrick Derry

Owner / Operator / Instructor

Patrick Derry

Patrick began dancing at age 13 and has had a competitive dance career in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop & break dancing. He has won numerous overall and choreography awards and performed and taught dance in many styles across North America.

He has performed in “Carnival” the choreographers’ ball in L.A. and danced on stage with such musical stars as Alessia, Shawn Desmond, Down With Webster and Marianas Trench. Patrick has also been asked to dance for world famous choreographers Mia Michaels, Blake McGrath, Travis Wall and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. He won 8th Top Teacher Award at La Classique Du Quebec 2016, Top Teacher at CanAm Dancesport Championship 2017 & Top Teacher at Toronto Winter Ball 2017.

Patrick is a certified ballroom instructor (Canadian Dance Sport Federation).

patrick@artisticaballroomdance.com

“We believe dancing is a vehicle of self improvement, connecting with our partners and friends, and ultimately, it can be a rewarding outlet of expression.”